Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. His net worth is more than US$ 100 billion. The source of his wealth is Microsoft, although he has now sold and gifted most of his shares in the company. (He still owns 1.3% of Microsoft’s shares). Gates has donated more than US$ 36 billion to philanthropy.
Who is Bill Gates?
He is the co-
He stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000. Then he started working fulltime at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
How Much is Bill Gates Worth?
People often ask: how much is Gates worth and how much money does he have? He is often referred to as the richest man in the world. He has an estimated net worth of US$ 107 billion. (March 2020).
Now and then he loses the position of the world’s richest man to Jeff Bezos. This is following fluctuations in either Microsoft or Amazon.com share prices.
He owns 102,992,934 Microsoft shares, at $213 each, worth $22 billion. This represents roughly 1.3% of Microsoft.
Most of his wealth is invested in stocks. As per March 2020 his investments in ‘other shares’ can be specified as follows:
Through his Cascade Investments he owns 31 million (10%) of John Deere stocks. Which is worth roughly US$ 6 billion.
He owns 69 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway at $207 each, worth US$ 14 billion.
He owns 31 million shares in Ecolab, at $195 each, worth US$ 6 billion.
He owns 18 million shares in Autonation, at $58 each, worth $ 1 billion.
Gates Ventures LLC
Through his investment company Gates Ventures he owns 6 million shares in Exicure, a biotechnology company.
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